Evil in the 1st House
A Starlight Detective Agency Mystery
In his most personal case yet, astrologer-detective DavidLowell is asked to find Dr. Ethan Williamson’s dying son’s twin in time for alifesaving kidney transplant. A rare blood type has made a successful donorimpossible to find, and time is running out for the boy. Dr. Williamson presentsLowell with a briefcase containing one million dollars in cash and the promiseof another million upon completion of his mission.
With the help of his able staff—gal Friday, vivaciousredhead Sarah; master hacker and psychic Mort; and bodyguard-chauffer Andy—Lowellsets out to find the missing boy and his mother, who disappeared shortly afterthe boys were born. As he gets further into the case, Lowell hires his daughterand prize astrology student, attorney Melinda Lowell, as council to protect hislegal status in what appears to be a very complicated case. Lowell has also contactedhis ex-wife with the hope of reconciliation, so Andy drives Lowell and Melindato Woodstock for a family reunion with its own tragic backdrop.
As he pursues the case, Lowell discovers that things aren’tas they seem. He is joined in his search for the truth by Karen Sweeney—an LApolice officer investigating the death of her uncle, private detective MickeyBroad—and Luigi, her 150-pound Great Dane–Labrador mix.
Using his astrological expertise and common sense, Lowelluncovers the sordid facts in this story—which owes more than a little to theancient Greek tragedies—as he follows the path to a shocking and unexpectedconclusion.
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